Can’t support cuts to roads and bridges
I voted no on the stop-gap budget bill this week. From day one I have been a supporter of the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges (CIRB) Fund. I have voted against state budgets in the past because they dipped too heavily into transportation.
It’s one thing when our partners in transportation tell us they have enough to complete their projects and that we can pull the excess for other necessary state services. But, when Western Oklahoma county commissioners tell me this will hurt projects currently in the five-year plan, I believe them, and I stand with them. Safe and well-maintained roadways are a vital part of our infrastructure, allow for economic development in rural Oklahoma and, most of all, assure our families can travel safely in their daily routines.
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